These American Cars & Trucks Are Ready for Production In 2021 – Are They Worth The Hype?
As another year comes to a grinding halt, we look ahead to 2021 and all of the promise it holds. Although 2020 was a challenging year, automakers pushed through and developed some pretty exceptional cars for the year ahead.
Looking back, one of top vehicles produced was the 2020 C8 Corvette with a mid-engine, where we saw the brand transition into the heavyweights and become a supercar, but you might wonder, does 2021 have any surprises in store?
2021 Ford Bronco
The Bronco is one of the most popular brands in the United States, and anytime we witness an older model out in the wild, it’s bound to turn heads. From its bumpy ride and rugged exterior, it’s been a fan favorite for quite some time. When the news broke that Ford was releasing a 2021 Bronco, it caused waves throughout the car world.
Although delivery of the Bronco sport is underway, the automaker hit a snag with production due to COVID-19 but is working to make things right. Ford reported a staggering 165,000 existing orders for the SUV, and it will range in price from $29,995 to $60,800, depending on what model you choose. All of the trucks will come standard with four-wheel drive, and a choice of four-cylinder or six-cylinder turbocharged engines.
2021 Chevrolet Bolt EUV
Electric cars are becoming more widespread, and 2021 promises to deliver more options. General Motors plans to follow up its Bolt EV electric car with a version that will compete with compact SUVs. The Bolt EUV (Electric Utility Vehicle) is set to be built on the same platform as the Bolt EV. It will be the first car offering GM’s hands-off Super Cruise highway driving system.
The Bolt EUV will offer a Power Flow Screen, which gives owners vital information about their electric vehicle, including battery charge level and regen braking use. The Bolt EUV will go into production in summer 2021. Although pricing to this point has been guarded by Chevrolet, it’s expected to start in the mid $30,000 range.
2021 GMC Hummer EV
The dominant HUMMER name is set to return reincarnated as a GMC-branded electric pickup. Although it won’t boast a mean 6.6L diesel V8 or a gas 6.2L V8, it will offer a 1,000-horsepower all-wheel-drivetrain, and four-wheel steering that offers the flexibility to drive diagonally. Did you expect anything less?
It will also offer a unique air suspension system that will jack it up an estimated six inches to clear obstacles while off-roading. The price tag is steep and starts at $112,595.
2021 Jeep Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer
For the first time in over a decade, Jeep is producing a three-row SUV geared toward competing with the Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition, GMC Yukon, and Cadillac Escalade. The SUV is derived from the Ram 1500 and will offer fully-independent suspension, off-road capability, and optional luxury trim.
In an effort to compete with these other luxury brands, Jeep had to incorporate some special features not seen in other vehicles, and they did that by adding the first-ever passenger screen in an SUV, part of an unmatched selection of upscale, premium interior features.
Get ready to go deep in your pockets, as the Wagoneer will start around $60,000, and with all the bells and whistles, exceed $100,000.
2021 Tesla Cybertruck
You might have forgotten about the Tesla Cybertruck since its debut by Elon Musk, but that doesn’t mean it’s gone. In a year where Musk moved to Texas and is set to produce the most, well, “unique,” pickup truck ever created, the all-electric stainless-steel cybertruck will offer Tesla-like acceleration and give you 500-miles of range.
It even offers bulletproof windows, in case, you know, the world comes crashing down in 2021. Musk is considered one of the smartest people in the world, so maybe he sees something the rest of us don’t? Either way, if this appeals to you, it’ll cost anywhere from $49,900 to $69,900.
2021 Lucid Air
If you haven’t heard of this, don’t be too hard on yourself – Lucid is a new California-based startup company that is set to compete with Tesla. They’re offering a sedan with a range of 406 to 517 miles on a single charge. The top of the line Dream Edition will come with 1,080-horsepower, which achieves a 9.9 second quarter-mile time.
The car will be equipped with a single-motor powertrain with an optional dual-motor, all-wheel-drive configuration. It boasts a 900 plus ultra-high voltage electrical architecture with fast charging capability. The prices start at a reasonable $69,990 and then balloon to an unreasonable $161,500. We’ll see how it competes with Tesla and keep you updated.
With 2021 appearing to be a crazy year for cars, will you be driving anything we’ve listed above?